Couples massages at a lakeside resort, wine tastings at a local vineyard, and watching the sun rise over Lake Superior – these are among the many moments you can share with that special someone on a Minnesota vacation. In fact, the capital city of St. Paul was recently named the Best Romantic North American Getaway in USA Today’s 10Best readers’ poll. Elsewhere in the state, couples will find cozy bed-and-breakfasts, romantic restaurants and stunning scenery to reignite the flame. Find more ideas below, add them to your favorites, and plan a romantic getaway to Minnesota today.
Chalk it up to the slower pace, historic grace and inherent romance of river towns. Southern Minnesota offers several easy river town escapes, perfect for packing a weekend with activities or easy-does-it unwinding together. Here are some of the top spots for rekindling romance.
The link between food and love may be ancient, but it continues to thrive in modern times right here in the Upper Midwest. Wherever you travel in Minnesota, there's likely to be a romantic culinary getaway awaiting you.
The most romantic place isn’t always a beach with an umbrella drink in hand and flowers in your hair. Sometimes it’s a quiet, cozy, firelit retreat, with snow drifting silently outside. Instead of concentrating on everything there is to do in the world, it’s closely examining the world directly before you. Here are a few places that will help you get back in touch with nature—and your partner.
The serenading song of birds and the translucent green glow of freshly unfurled leaves signals the arrival of spring in Minnesota. If you’re lucky, you can add the thunder of waterfalls, too.
Local hip-hop icon Dessa talks about some of Minneapolis’ most intimate music rooms. Find out why she loves to perform and attend shows at venues like The Icehouse, Aster Cafe and Triple Rock, each of which has its own unique appeal.
In Minnesota, a spa retreat is never far away, whether it’s tucked into a wooded resort or in a posh downtown hotel.
For a perfect romantic getaway, or just a weekend of quiet luxury away from everything, Minnesota's bed-and-breakfasts and historic inns are just the ticket.